The fortunes of the 500 richest people in the world increased by $852 billion in the first half of 2023. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, over the past six months, each member of the rating earned an average of $14 million per day, writes Bloomberg.
It was the billionaires’ best half-year since the second half of 2020, when the economy rebounded from the Covid-induced downturn.
The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, came out on top of this list. He added $96.6 billion to his fortune by June 30, 2023. Instead, CEO of Meta Platforms Mark Zuckerberg, with whom Musk is planning a duel, earned $58.9 billion at this time.
The head of Adani Group, Gautam Adani, lost $60.2 billion in six months, which was the largest indicator. He also suffered the biggest one-day loss among billionaires when he lost $20.8 billion on January 27. This happened after Hindenburg Research accused conglomerate Adani of accounting fraud and stock manipulation.
We remind you that from November 2021 to December 2022, Elon Musk lost about $165 billion. This is stated in a blog on the website of the Guinness Book of Records. The figures are based on data from Forbes, but Guinness said other sources indicated that Musk’s losses could be even higher.